Insights by Author: Mike Sowerbutts

Oracle Database 12cR2 Released

Oracle Database 12cR2 Released

Oracle Database 12cR2 Released by Mike Sowerbutts To commemorate Oracle’s second major release of their flagship 12c database, I thought I’d take a moment to go over some of the new features and where they might be useful in the real world! The new release, 12cR2 is...
What makes a good DBA

What makes a good DBA

What makes a good DBA? by Mike Sowerbutts We DBAs are a funny old bunch (“Really?!?” I hear you cry – Yes! Really!) – I’m sure we can seem to the untrained outsider somewhat Forest Gumpy (box of chocolates and all that).  There are many conflicting traits that could...
Configuring Huge Pages For Databases on Oracle Linux

Configuring Huge Pages For Databases on Oracle Linux

Configuring Huge Pages For Databases on Oracle Linux by Mike Sowerbutts What are huge pages anyway? To answer this question we can take the dictionary definition (well, Wikipedia!) for a memory page: “A page, memory page, or virtual page is a fixed-length contiguous...